Intern Seminars & Events

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As a PILI Intern, your education doesn’t just happen at your agency. PILI organizes a series of weekly educational seminars for Interns over the summer, covering a range of hard skills and substantive law topics related to public interest law and pro bono. We also discuss career development ideas for law students interested in public interest law. This year all our programs will be virtual through Zoom. These weekly seminars start with Orientation on May 28th and run through mid-August. Additionally, each fall and spring, we host educational programs for school-year PILI Interns. Attendance counts towards your hour requirement.

  • For all law student interns: All law student interns are invited to attend our virtual summer Educational Seminars, even if you do not receive funding through PILI. Learn more and sign up for updates »

View a preview of PILI's 2020 Summer Educational Programming schedule » 

PILI also maintains an online archive of past seminars.

Please contact PILI Senior Managing Attorney Brent Page by email or by phone at 312-832-5128 with any questions or for more information about educational programming.

Upcoming events for PILI Interns

  • Fall Intern Educational Seminar

    • October 23rd, 2020 - 2:00 pm, at Virtual Event

    PILI will hold an educational seminar for Fall Interns on Friday, October 23rd at 2:00 p.m.

  • Fall Intern Virtual Reception

    • November 19th, 2020 - 5:00 pm, at Virtual Event

    The Alumni Network Leadership Council welcomes our Fall PILI Interns to a virtual reception recognizing and celebrating the important work they did this fall.

  • Annual Awards Luncheon

    • December 2nd, 2020 - 12:00 pm, at Virtual Event

    PILI's Annual Awards Luncheon brings together nearly 500 members of the Illinois legal community every year to celebrate the very best aspects of the legal profession: the generosity, expertise and commitment of the countless lawyers, law students, legal professionals, law firms and corporations who dedicate themselves to providing legal assistance to those in need.

  • Annual Pro Bono Reception

    • June 16th, 2021 - 5:30 pm, at Ivy Room at Tree Studios

    PILI's Annual Pro Bono Reception celebrates the inspiring and life-changing pro bono work being done in Illinois through effective pro bono programs, innovative partnerships, and the unwavering dedication of individual attorneys and legal professionals. This event also supports the work of PILI's Pro Bono Program.

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